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  • Taste test to choose new school cafeteria food

    GRAHAM, N.C. — More than a quarter of children in Alamance County are “food insecure,” meaning they don’t know when or where they’ll get their next meal. So the meals students get at school are especially important — and school officials want to make sure the meals are both nutritious and what students enjoy eating. Thursday, a food truck visited Graham Middle School for students to sample a new lunch option. If they like it — it will be added […]

  • Burlington police launch new program to increase bike, pedestrian safety

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — For a city its size, Burlington has a lot of crashes involving pedestrians — 28 so far this year. “We are at the upper end of that number,” Sgt. Sam Epps said. “We are concerned about it. Our goal is to reduce that to zero.” A new way police are working to lower that number is by approaching people they see walking or biking and offering them safety information and free reflective vests and bracelets. “Any time […]

  • New details on Alamance County abduction, rape suspect: Striking similarities to 2003 case

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — A man accused of abducting a woman at knifepoint and then raping her Monday morning is a registered sex offender with three prior rape convictions. Now, FOX8 learned from court documents that the most recent case has striking similarities to one of his offenses from 2003. In both Monday’s case and that of 2003, Mark Anthony Chamberlain is accused of threatening his victims with a knife and forcing them to have sex with him. In both instances, […]

  • 24/7 operation to find suspect who allegedly abducted, raped child in Alamance County

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — When it comes to the safety of our children, it’s an issue the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office does not take lightly. “When it comes to kids, we want to do anything in the world to keep them protected,” Cpl. Sara Keller said. Keller said seven deputies with the ACSO’s Special Operations unit are now devoted, full-time, to finding the man who allegedly abducted and raped an 11-year-old girl Tuesday. Along with the seven deputies from her unit, […]

  • Community joins together to improve child safety after alleged rape, abduction

    MEBANE, N.C. — After the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office released information about what they call an abduction and rape from a school bus stop, the Alamance County community is coming together to make sure no other child is victimized. “When I heard about this child yesterday, my heart just broke. I cried,” said Angie King, who owns Loves Childcare Ministries in Haw River. “I feel like we, as a community, have to reach out and do what we can.” So […]

  • 11-year-old Mebane girl allegedly abducted, sexually assaulted while waiting for school bus

    MEBANE, N.C. — Alamance County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a man who allegedly abducted an 11-year-old girl and then raped her Tuesday morning. Sheriff Terry Johnson said the 11-year-old girl was waiting for her school bus on Mebane Oaks Road near the Orange County/Alamance County line when she was pulled into a car. Johnson said her little brother was nearby and witnessed the abduction. He told his parents, who then called 911. Johnson said when the abductor heard the sirens, […]

  • Security guard killed on the job remembered as devoted father, husband, ‘always smiling’

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A husband, father and security guard, those who knew Anthony Smith remember him as contagiously happy. “He was the nicest guy,” said Rebecca Wellborn, who works at a Food Lion in Greensboro where Smith was sometimes stationed. “He was bubbly, always had a smile. Always made everybody laugh.” Smith was shot on the job Saturday evening while working at a Food Lion on East Market Street in Greensboro. An employee of Guard One security company, Wellborn said […]

  • Haitian man in Greensboro fears for family’s safety

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – For four days, a Haitian man living in Greensboro didn’t know if his family had survived the hurricane. His calls and texts weren’t going through. Until he finally reached them Friday morning. “This morning I got an email from my sister,” Hildeo Vilnor said. “They lost everything.” Vilnor has been living in Greensboro since the early ‘90s. He’s now a familiar face around the food truck scene, as the owner of the King-Queen Haitian Cuisine food truck. […]

  • 1-year-old child struck by car in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A 17-month-old child suffered serious injuries after he was struck by a car backing out of a parking space Thursday afternoon. At about 12:15 p.m., Greensboro police received a report of a child being hit by a car at 309 W. Florida St. Greensboro police say the driver who hit the child did remain at the scene. People who live in the community said there are always children in the parking lot and playground area. “Everybody has […]

  • Attorneys file lawsuits seeking $1 billion in damages for two local drivers

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Wednesday morning, attorneys Willie Gary and Miguel Cuadra filed lawsuits in Forsyth and Guilford county courts, seeking a total of $1 billion in damages for their two clients. The attorneys said David Ebron, of Forsyth County, and Valissa Dillard, of Guilford County, were seriously injured by faulty Takata airbags in their vehicles. “Our clients have to live with this every day,” Gary said. “No nights or days without a reminder by way of pain and suffering, mental anguish […]

  • $1 million in renovations planned for Burlington’s North Park

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — North Park has a long history in the east Burlington community. About a million dollars in improvements are planned for the park. At the city council meeting Tuesday evening, council voted to approve funding for one phase of it, which will cost nearly half a million dollars. The upgrades to the park are a long-time goal of City Councilman Celo Faucette. “Back in the segregation days, this was the only park that we were able to come to,” he […]

  • New details released in Erica Parsons case after missing teen’s body found last week

    SALISBURY, N.C. — Rowan County Sheriff Kevin Auten said in a news conference Monday that he believes Erica Parsons was dead long before she was reported missing in 2013. Parsons’ remains were found last week in a shallow grave in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. Auten said Parsons’ adoptive father, Sandy Parsons, led detectives straight to the body. Sandy Parsons and his wife Casey Parsons are currently in federal prison, serving sentences related to Erica’s disappearance, but not to her death. […]

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